December 2020

Dear participant, dear reader,

We thank you most sincerely for your participation in the Horizon Europe launch event on 1 December. More than 260 people were connected. We look forward to working with you on your next European projects!

If you did not have the chance to participate, the recordings are now available.

Today’s newsletter is slightly different from the usual ones. This is the first Horizon Europe newsletter!

Horizon 2020 is coming to an end, with the last call, the Green Deal call, closing on 26 January.

Horizon Europe will follow from 1 January. The first calls are expected to be published around April 2021. We finally know the budget for the entire Horizon Europe programme. It amounts to €95.5 billion, of which €5 billion are coming out of the EU’s new COVID stimulus fund, the Next Generation EU. In total, this represents a 30% increase over the current research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, and makes Horizon Europe the most ambitious research and innovation programme in the world. Over 35% of Horizon Europe spending will contribute to climate objectives.

Our commitment to inform and support you remains strong. We have launched a new website:, and we are organising a series of thematic webinars on the different building blocks of Horizon Europe for the first months of 2021. This is only a first overview of what we are planning for 2021, so stay tuned!

We wish you a very nice holiday season.
Stay safe,

Your NCP team


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